Nipsey Hussle’s popular Marathon Clothing store in his South-Central Los Angeles neighborhood was reportedly vandalized by looters together with other businesses on the same plaza.
The extent of the damage to the store was shared on social media on Tuesday, with the video showing the glass windows of the store shattered as well as graffiti sprayed on the parking lot. The Blast also reported the store, together with other properties on the complex, were also looted.
In the footage showing the damage, the clearly irate person recording the video is heard vowing to bring the perpetrators to book if they’re apprehended.
“Whoever did this s**t — if we ever find out who did this, it’s ugly for you cuz,” the person is heard saying. “I swear to God. We gon hurt somebody cuz. You n***as some fucking haters. This shit is fucked up. B**ch ass n***as.”
Another video also showed people on the complex cleaning up the damage caused by the assailants.
Born Ermias Davidson Asghedom to an Eritrean father and an African-American mother, Nipsey Hussle was fatally shot multiple times in front of his Marathon Clothing store on March 31, 2019. Following his death, the store became a mecca for fans and sympathizers who thronged the location to pay their last respect to the 33-year-old. The store also reportedly made over $10 million in sales following his death, according to HipHopDX.
Outside music, the Grammy-nominated rapper was widely known for his philanthropic works and entrepreneurial savviness. He owned several businesses along the block he was shot, including his Marathon Clothing Store — which he opened in 2017, a burger restaurant, a barbershop, and a fish market, the LA Times reported.
In an interview with Forbes in 2019, the slain rapper revealed he had purchased the plaza the Marathon Clothing store runs alongside a business partner in a multi-million dollar deal with plans of building an apartment complex on the property.
“Before we were renting here, I was hustling in this parking lot. It’s just always been a hub for local entrepreneurs,” he said. “Within 18 months or so, they’ll knock everything down and rebuild it as a six-story residential building atop a commercial plaza where a revamped Marathon store will be the anchor tenant.”